A crooked kind of perfect. By :Lydia urban. Summary.
By :Lydia urban
For Ruby Pepperdine, the “center of everything” is on the rooftop
of Pepperdine Motors in her donut-obsessed town of Bunning,
New Hampshire, stargazing from the circle of her grandmother
Gigi’s hug. That’s how everything is supposed to be—until Ruby
messes up and things
spin out of control. But she has one last hope. It all depends on
what happens on Bunning Day, when the entire town will hear Ruby
read her winning essay. And it depends on her twelfth birthday
wish—unless she messes that up too. Can Ruby’s wish set everything
straight in her topsy-turvy world?
Custodial wisdom: Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial assistant at Mitchell P. Anderson Elementary School. One week until school starts and Then she has to be the new girl again. But if she can be Uncle Potluck’s assistant, she’ll have important work to do during lunch and recess. Work that will keep her safely away from the other fifth graders. But when her custodial wisdom goes all wrong, Mattie’s plan doesn't work. And only then does she begin to see how one small, brave act can lead to a friend who is hound dog true.